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With Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, and Lucas Hedges
93 min | Comedy | 2017
Fri 2:30 5:00 7:30
Sat 2:30 5:00 7:30
Sun 1:30 4:00 6:30
Mon No showing
Thu 2:00 7:30
Tickets are available now at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Credits roll at the end of Lady Bird, as they do at the end of every film, but this time they come as a shock. The cascading names of cast and crew are unwilling acknowledgment that what we've been watching is not the most achingly real of real life but an exquisitely constructed, completely entertaining scripted drama. As warm as it is smartand it is very smartLady Bird marks actor/screenwriter Greta Gerwig's superb debut as a solo director and yet another astonishing performance by star Saoirse Ronan.
The fact that Lady Bird is Gerwig's (sorta) first time in the director's chair is beside the point. Yes, for a debut, it's astounding how much command she has over style, tone, performance, mood. But this film would be recognized as an all-time achievement whether it was someone's first, third or 31st film. There is no rookie-film handicap required in grading the excellence on display. There are no fireworks or twists or unnecessary frills here, nor should there bethis is simply perfect filmmaking from a voice that demands to be heard.
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